Why does narcissism seem to thrive in our churches? It's easy to throw the term around and diagnose others from afar. But what is narcissism, really? And how does it infiltrate the church? In this lecture, Chuck DeGroat takes a close look at narcissism, not only in ministry leaders but also in church systems. He offers compassion and hope for those affected by its destructive power and imparts wise counsel for churches looking to heal from its systemic effects.
Chuck DeGroat (LPC, PhD) is professor of pastoral care and Christian spirituality at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, and senior fellow at Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco. He served as a pastor at churches in Orlando and San Francisco and founded two church-based counseling centers. He is a licensed therapist, spiritual director, and the author of "Toughest People to Love" and "Wholeheartedness".
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